Sorry this is a little late but here are the picks of the week for the last week of October.
The Sandman: Overture #1
In a week full of weak releases from Marvel and some pretty good annuals from DC, it’s only fitting that the best book of the week goes to the launch of a new #1 from Vertigo by Neil Gaiman and J.H. Williams III. Neil’s poetic, fantasy-laced prose couple with Williams’ incredibly creative panel structures and hyper-psychedelic, dreamlike artistry makes for an insanely good prequel to one of the best runs in not only Vertigo history, but comics history as well. – Julien Loeper
The Sandman: Overture #1 (also)
There is a reason Neil Gaiman is the master. Has he ever written anything bad? Well, not that I’ve found. His prose, his poetry, and his comics are pretty much, for lack of a better way to put it, perfect. And with his return not only to comics, but one of his best and most beloved creations, he teams with artist J. H. Williams III to produce something that I thought would be impossible: Another perfect Sandman story. I know it sounds a bit premature, but let’s be honest: It’s Vertigo. It’s Gaiman. And my god does it look beautiful. Even if it’s just the first part, if the others are even remotely close to the premiere issue, we are definitely in for a treat. – Jeff Hill
Ash and the Army of Darkness #1
I love all the Evil Dead movies and have been a fan of Dynamite’s treatment of Ash and the deadites. I even got the crossover stuff with the Marvel Zombies, which was a riot. This is supposed to be a new start to the series, so I am interested in seeing a true reboot picking up from the end of Army of Darkness. The Niles and Templesmith combo along with Dennis Calero should be enough to get this series rebooted and off to a great start. Now, gimme some sugar! – Aaron Clutter